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Can my husky eat applesauce?

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Your husky can eat applesauce if it doesn’t contain added sugar, xylitol, or any other bad ingredients for dogs. The safest applesauce for your husky is the one you’re making yourself. The canned store-bought applesauce can contain added ascorbic acid, other preservatives, lots of sugars, colorants, or aromas. When you’re looking for an applesauce that you can share with your husky, try to find a natural one.

There are still plenty of brands of homemade natural applesauce from which you can choose. You can easily make some applesauce at home if you don’t want to buy one. Your husky will wait impatiently to see what you’re cooking. Applesauce is not a meal. You can feed plain unsweetened applesauce to your husky as a treat or food topper.

Can my husky eat unsweetened applesauce?

The safest unsweetened applesauce for your husky is the one you make at home. Are you looking for a store-bought unsweetened applesauce that you can share with your husky? Check the ingredients list before buying it. Make sure it doesn’t contain too many preservatives, colorants, or flavors. Your husky can eat unsweetened applesauce. Of course, in moderation.

Can my husky eat store-bought applesauce without sugar?

Always check the ingredients list when you’re buying products that are marketed or labeled as zero sugar. Without sugar can mean two things: it is unsweetened applesauce, or it contains artificial sugar. Usually, this type of product is sweetened with artificial sweeteners or other sweeteners. The store-bought applesauce that is marketed as zero-sugar applesauce can contain xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener highly toxic to dogs, even in small dosages.

Can my husky eat applesauce with cinnamon?

Your husky can eat applesauce with cinnamon only in small amounts and only if your dog is not allergic to cinnamon. You can put a small pinch of cinnamon on your husky’s unsweetened applesauce if he or she is not allergic to cinnamon. The applesauce shouldn’t be more than 5% of your husky’s diet. We need to keep our dogs on a balanced diet. You can give to your husky a cup of unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon as a treat from time to time. I sprinkle cinnamon on my dogs’ applesauce or oatmeal or even use it when I’m making dog treats. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon on your husky’s applesauce or oatmeal, but only if you are sure your husky isn’t allergic to cinnamon.

Pick the right cinnamon type for your husky’s applesauce

I also have to mention a fact about cinnamon. If you live in an area where you have both cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon, buy Ceylon cinnamon if you want to give some to your husky. Ceylon cinnamon has a lower level of coumarin and is safer for your dog to ingest. Even though coumarin is a natural compound found in cinnamon, this is toxic if consumed in large amounts.

Can my husky eat applesauce that contains ascorbic acid?

Applesauce contains ascorbic acid, but this doesn’t mean you should worry if you already gave some applesauce to your husky. Ascorbic acid will not harm your husky but check the label to see if the applesauce contains xylitol. Immediately call your dog’s veterinarian if your dog ingested xylitol. Xylitol is highly toxic to your dog. Always check the ingredients label and make sure that there is no xylitol or other ingredients that are toxic for dogs.

Why do we find ascorbic acid in applesauce?

Now let’s get back and talk about what ascorbic acid is. Simply put, ascorbic acid is the chemical name of Vitamin C and the term used for the purest form of vitamin C. I will not go deeper with the explanation because it is not the case. Most brands of canned applesauce contain added ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid enhances the apple flavor, and it acts as a preservative. Usually, a cup of applesauce contains about 52 mg of ascorbic acid. A medium size dog can safely ingest 500mg of vitamin C daily. Therefore, you can safely give to your husky two or three tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce as a treat. Don’t forget to read the ingredients and make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol. Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs, even in small amounts.

Keep in mind we are talking about the vitamin C found in apple sauce and not about supplementing your husky’s diet with ascorbic acid. Dogs make their own vitamin C, but if they need more vitamin C you should talk with a veterinarian. Too much vitamin C will change urine’s pH, making it even more acidic than normal leading to urinary blockage, bladder stones, and other complications. Always talk with your husky’s veterinarian before supplementing your husky’s diet with vitamin C or with any other vitamins or supplements.

How much applesauce can my husky have?

Your adult husky can safely eat a few spoons or even a cup of unsweetened applesauce from time to time. The unsweetened apple sauce should not be more than 5% of your husky’s diet. I know that you are not keeping your husky on an applesauce diet. Therefore, you can safely use plain unsweetened applesauce as a treat or even as a topper on your husky’s kibble.

Is store-bought applesauce safe for my husky?

Plain and unsweetened canned store-bought applesauce is safe for your husky. Still, as with any food moderation is the key. Always read the package and make sure to be as natural as possible. Do not share any applesauce that contains xylitol or added sugar with your husky. Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs even in small amounts.

The applesauce that you can buy for your husky is the applesauce made for dogs or the natural unsweetened applesauce made for people.

What applesauce brand is safe for my dog?

As I mentioned earlier, you can make the applesauce all by yourself at home or buy a natural and unsweetened applesauce. Applesauce is easy to make, and you can also share it with your husky. Don’t add sugar to the applesauce if you want to give some to your dog. When it comes to canned applesauce, always choose plain and unsweetened apple sauce that doesn’t contain added sugar, xylitol, or flavors. Try to find one as natural as the one you can make at home.

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My husky’s paws and his bowl with applesauce

Can my husky eat flavored applesauce?

You shouldn’t feed your husky any flavored canned store-bought applesauce. Usually, flavored store-bought applesauce contains artificial flavors and a lot of sugar, or in the worst-case scenario it can contain xylitol. Xylitol, as I already mentioned, is highly toxic to dogs. I know that I’m repeating myself, but I can’t stress enough how toxic xylitol is for dogs. Nowadays, you can find xylitol in many foods. Always check the ingredients before you feed something from the store to your husky. When it comes to flavor, the plain unsweetened applesauce already has enough flavor. You can sprinkle some cinnamon on top or add other fruits if you feel the need to change the taste.

Can I give applesauce with honey to my dog?

Your adult and healthy husky can eat homemade applesauce with honey, but only in small amounts, as treats from time to time. Half of a teaspoon of honey per day is more than enough for an adult husky. Especially, if you are just now adding honey to your dog’s diet. Don’t give honey to your husky daily. Keep this portion in mind when you want to sweeten the applesauce with honey and feed it to your dog. I wrote more about honey in this article. Do not give honey to your husky puppy or to dogs with diabetes or compromised immune systems.

Puppies and dogs with compromised immune system shouldn’t eat honey

You shouldn’t feed honey to puppies under one year or dogs with a compromised immune system. Dogs that have diabetes or obese dogs should not eat honey. Avoid feeding honey to pups under one year old due to the possibility of botulism poisoning. Your husky puppy should stay on a balanced diet for dogs. He or she will have plenty of time to try textures, flavors, fruits, eggs, meats, vegetables, fish, and many more. Of course, everything is in moderation.

What is botulism poisoning?

Botulism poisoning is a rare but serious disease in dogs. Once your puppy ingests the honey, botulism spores can start to germinate. When the spores germinate, the toxin is released within the body. You can see the sign of botulism in puppies after 12-36 hours after they were exposed to toxins. Look after symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, generalized weakness, or facial nerve paralysis. Healthy dogs are usually resistant to the toxin. That’s why botulism in dogs is rare.

No nutmeg for your husky

Nutmeg is poisonous to dogs. Don’t feed applesauce that contains nutmeg to your dog. Nutmeg contains a compound named myristicin that is harmful to dogs. Immediately call your husky’s veterinarian if he or she ate nutmeg. Keep the nutmeg far away from your husky and don’t add nutmeg to the applesauce.

Can I give applesauce to my puppy?

Don’t give applesauce to your puppy. Your puppy should stay on a diet made for puppies. There is no problem if you already gave your puppy a tiny bit of unsweetened applesauce to taste, but that’s all. And this can happen only if you have unsweetened applesauce. Try to add new foods to your dog’s diet only after she or he is at least one year old. And even after that, make sure to mash the applesauce properly so there will be no choking hazard.

Can I give my dog applesauce every day?

You shouldn’t give unsweetened applesauce to your husky every day when there are so many options out there. Cheap ones too because there are plenty of vegetables and fruits that are safe for your husky to try and eat. The unsweetened applesauce should be just a treat or used as a topper with your dog’s daily food from time to time. There are plenty of vegetables and fruits that are safe for your husky. Why stick just to one?

How can I make applesauce for my husky?

Always peel the apples and remove the apple cores. I have to mention it in case some will put whole apples. We don’t simmer whole apples for our applesauce. Why should we do that when it comes to our dogs? But to make myself clear, always peel and remove the core. Do not give whole apples to your husky either. The apple core and the seeds contain amygdalin. When the apple seeds are chewed by dogs or digested, amygdalin transforms into cyanide. Cyanide is poisonous and even lethal to dogs. I cut apples into slices or cubes for my huskies after I peeled them and removed the core. This way they can enjoy raw apples if you don’t want to make applesauce or if you want to share some apple slices or cubes with your huskies.

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Apple treats for dogs – Cubes and slices

You can easily make applesauce for your husky at home. The recipe is almost the same as the one for people, but without sugar and other artificial sweeteners.

Homemade applesauce for your husky

Homemade applesauce for dogs is basically apple puree. Get four apples. Peel the apples, remove the core, and cut the slices into quarters. Then cook the apples with ½ cup of water in a pot until the apples are soft. Don’t put too much water. You only need some water to soften the apples. Use a blender or a potato masher. Let it cool, and serve some to your husky. He or she will might enjoy it. You can also put some applesauce in a Kong and keep your husky busy for a while.

Frozen applesauce cubes for your husky

Do you want to treat your husky after a long walk? Frozen applesauce cubes are amazing after a long walk. All you have to do is to make some applesauce and place it in a freezer tray. Let the tray in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. Let the cubes soften a bit before you feed them to your husky. These are cheap, healthy, and easy-to-make frozen treats for your husky. You can’t share your ice cream with your husky, but these types of frozen treats, such as unsweetened applesauce or other frozen unsweetened fruit purees are safe for your dog.

Conclusion about applesauce

I like to treat my dogs with homemade treats. Unsweetened applesauce is appreciated by two of my dogs, but not all. They like different things, but so do we. I usually simmer the apple cubes and make a portion for my huskies and one for me. After the apples are soft, I remove and mash them for my huskies. I’ll let the applesauce cool, and then I can give some to my huskies. Don’t add any spices to the applesauce made for your dogs. I sometimes add some cinnamon to the applesauce made for me. Homemade applesauce is a treat for my dogs and me, especially on cold days. Hopefully, you find this article informative. Let me know if your husky likes unsweetened applesauce.

Dog and Siberian husky lover. I love training, exercising and playing around with my two huskies. Always trying new foods, recipes and striving to give them the best possible dog life.

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